Sandman, here's the info on the Austin meeting I was talking about.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform will be holding an important meeting in Austin, Texas that you do not want to miss. The conference will help citizens develop strategies to deal with illegal immigration in their state and city.We hope you can join us! 2008 TEXAS IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT SaturdayOctober 4, 20089:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Omni Austin Southpark Hotel 4140 Governor's Row Austin, Texas 78744 Phone: (512) 448-2222, Fax: (512) 442-8028
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Free Parking for the Event Cost $25.00 per person includes lunch and materials. Seating is Limited. Confirmed Speakers Michael Hethmon - Director of The Immigration Reform Law Institute(IRLI), America's only public interest law organization devoted exclusively to protecting the rights and interests of United States citizens in immigration-related matters. Mr. Hethmon provides technical advice in drafting effective and constitutional legislative proposals to reform our immigration law to federal and state legislators. He has testified on immigration-related issues before Congress and state legislatures.Allen County Ohio Sheriff Daniel Beck - Daniel Beck was elected Sheriff of Allen County in 1992. He attended Ohio State University at the Lima Branch Campus. Sheriff Beck enlisted in the United States Navy on January 14, 1965, during the Vietnam War, and served in that capacity until January 13, 1969. During his military career he was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. In 1971, Sheriff Beck began his career in law enforcement as an auxiliary police officer with the Fort Shawnee Police Department. He worked his way up through the ranks performing various duties before leaving the Department in 1987 as Deputy Chief. In March 1998, he went to work for a regional arcotics unit, assign to Miami and Shelby counties. In 1992 Sheriff Beck ran for the Office of Sheriff of Allen County as an Independent. He was re-elected in 1996. He has also run unopposed in the 2000 election, and was re-elected to a third term in office, and also again in the 2004 election.
Carol Helms - Director of Immigration Reform for Oklahoma Now(I.R.O.N.) Carol's organization was instrumental in the passage of HB1804 "The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007."To purchase a ticket for the event by credit card please call Joyce Mucci, Regional Field Representative (202) 742-1837. You must purchase a ticket prior to the event. There will be no tickets sold on the day of the event.